This year I have committed myself to a couple of challenges for the year, for both personal and spiritual growth. I encourage you to check them out as well and decide if you want to join me on one or all of these challenges.
1) Post A Day 2011 through WordPress
During 2010, I was very inconsistent with my blog and I happily and readily accepted this challenge to blog more often. I am getting the daily blog topics emailed to me, with my goal being to post AT LEAST once per week, if not more.
The Post Every Day challenge
Daily habits are the best way to make change happen. If you can remember to do something every day, by the end of the year, you’ll have done that thing over 300 times! Simple and amazing.
As part of the DailyPost, we’re launching two campaigns:
- Post a Day 2011: Post something to your blog every single day through 2011
- Post a Week 2011: Post to your blog at least once a week through 2011
If you’re thinking big, sign up for PostADay. If you’re haven’t posted in ages, or have never posted at all, PostAWeekmight be your speed. Still noble and bold, but perhaps more your style.
And of course, feel free to set your own goal – sign up as if you were doing PostAWeek, just so we can keep tabs on what you’re up to.
How to Join:
You can sign up any time.
Signing up is simple – do the following:
- Post on your blog, right now, that you’re participating
- (You can grab a sample post from dailypost.wordpress.com)
- Use the tag postaday2011 or postaweek2011 in your posts (tips on tagging here)
- Go to dailypost.wordpress.com
- Subscribe to dailypost.wordpress.com- you’ll get reminders and inspirations every day to help you bring your full potential to your WordPress blog.
2). Bible Reading Challenge through FLOOD at Pomona First Baptist Church
Let’s read through the Bible this year. Let’s make a commitment to spend time in God’s word every day. It is absolutely vital for us to hear God speak into our lives as much as possible.
This is a spiritual discipline that is brought up around this time ever year. Well, I’m joining the bandwagon on this one. The easiest way is to go to www.youversion.com and look through the various reading plans that they have, and then commit to one or however many you want. I have chosen to do 2 plans: The Essential 100 Challenge and the Life Application Study Bible Challenge.
3). Get out of Debt, or at least reduce it as much as possible
I am tired of having to feel like a slave to my bills/debt and vowed that I will take a more active role in eliminating debt from my life. My church is offering a 13 week class, starting on January 16th that was designed by Dave Ramsey called Financial Peace University. More than one million families have attended Financial Peace Universitywith amazing results. On average, these families paid off $5,300 in debt and saved $2,700 in just the first 90 days! I signed up with a couple of friends, to help keep me accountable.
I look forward to the end of the year when I can reflect and recap on my success with these goals, and set new challenges for 2012!
“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” ~Gen. George S. Patton
4). Weekly Photo Challenge
Part of the WordPress PostADay/PostAWeek challenge, now offering a weekly theme where you post a photo of your interpretation of that theme. You can read more about it here.